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'Lo, me again (I seem to spend a lot of time asking questions on here :o ....)

Very quick one, in sketchup you can set whether an entity casts shadows or not. But regardless of whether the entity is casting visible shadows in Sketchup, Indigo renders a shadow regardless.

Any thoughts on how I stop this? I have a view through a large pane of glass to the building opposite which is just a photo texture on a sketchup box. The photo already has shadows on it so I've set the 'building' entity to not cast shadows as a big square shadow spoils the illusion of the background slightly. So the entity isn't actually casting a shadow, but Indigo is rendering as if it is...


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It is impossible to make an object NOT to cast a shadow, when using Indigo. Every object casts a shadow in the real life, and so it does in Indigo :wink:

I believe this is a "limit" of unbiased renderers in general, but I may be wrong. Kick me if I am.

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Ha, I can't escape the miserable boot of real life even when working in the virtual world it seems.

Ok, cheers Pibuz. Wasn't vastly important, just curious.


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Bosseye wrote:
Ha, I can't escape the miserable boot of real life even when working in the virtual world it seems.


Indeed, you can. Just use biased renderers :wink:

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Set the image plane to emit light, and it won't have a shadow :)


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..that is a pro trick 8)

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Set the image plane to emit light, and it won't have a shadow :)


Hey, now that is cunning.....I'll try it :D


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